NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Memories of Blaster Posted by Mikko @ 07:45 GMT

On this day five years ago, one of the largest worm outbreaks in history happened: Blaster.

The case was so huge, even VANITY FAIR wrote a 10-page feature on it. It's hard to imagine any virus getting that kind of coverage today.

Vanity Fair

So we're republishing the original article from 2004. It's a long story, but worth a read. In fact, the article got reprinted in Reader's Digest in over 20 different languages.

Here's the article itself. Have fun.